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Back to School 2023-2024!

Your OHPS Back to School Guide

We are excited to welcome you to the 2023-2024 school year! There are important items families need to know before the first day of school. Our website includes year-round information about academics, support services, and resources. Schools will also provide specific communication in the coming days and weeks.

Below is information that you may find especially helpful as you prepare for the new school year.

Back to School Guide

  • Are you as excited as we are for Back to School?! Share your back-to-school photos on your first day! Download a digital Back to School Sign, print it, take a photo, and post it on social media with hashtag #OneOakHarbor.

    Even if you don’t print a sign, we’d love to see your back-to-school photos! Make sure to tag @OakHarborPS on Facebook and Instagram!

  • Our district and each school have several ways to get involved! Whether you want to volunteer in the classroom or an event, join or support the PTA, join an advisory committee, or become a district employee, we encourage you to learn more.

    Check back on these pages often as new opportunities pop up throughout the year.

    Contact your school for details!

  • We are committed to providing the necessary school supplies to make sure students receive a quality education in Oak Harbor Public Schools. This is in large part due to the incredible generosity of our community through local levies.

    Schools provide the basic supplies needed for students. However, we understand many families enjoy the process of purchasing school supplies for their students, including backpacks.  If families still wish to purchase their own additional school supplies, they are more than welcome to do so, but it won’t be required.  If your child needs assistance in purchasing a backpack or headphones, please let us know and we will have one available for them. 

    Below are examples of the supplies our schools may provide to make sure your child is ready.  The specific school supplies offered to our families depend on the courses, instructional model, program, and level of the classes in which each student is enrolled.

    Elementary Schools

    • Chromebooks
    • Crayons
    • Colored Pencils
    • Dividers
    • Notebooks
    • Paper
    • Pencils
    • Pens

    Oak Harbor Intermediate

    • Chromebooks
    • Colored Pencils
    • Dividers
    • Glue Sticks
    • Erasers
    • Binders
    • Scissors
    • Markers
    • Notebooks
    • Paper
    • Pencils
    • Pens

    Middle School and High School

    • Chromebooks/Cases
    • Colored Pencils
    • Dividers
    • Notebooks
    • Paper
    • Pencils
    • Pens
  • Beginning the 2023-2024 school year, Oak Harbor Public Schools will use ParentSquare to communicate with you at the school, and in your classrooms and groups. ParentSquare provides a simple and safe way for everyone at school to connect. With ParentSquare you’ll be able to:

    • Receive all school and classroom communication via email, text or app
    • Communicate in your preferred home language with automatic translation
    • Direct message teachers and staff
    • Have access to your school's documents and pictures/videos that come in your ParentSquare messages
    • Easily sign up to volunteer and/or bring items

    Please note, the class lists are not released by the schools until the end of August. When you log onto ParentSquare you should see your student’s school, but the class lists will not be available until they are released by the schools individually. 

    Learn More

  • August 31, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

    School Open Houses (not including OHVA, HIH, and HomeConnection)
    September 5 First Day of School for Grades 1-12
    September 8 First Day of School for Kindergarten
    September 11 First Day of School for HomeConnection
    September 20 First Day of School for Hand-in-Hand Early Learning Center


  • Class schedules will be available at school sites and in Skyward Family Access before August 30. Contact your school’s front office if you have any questions.

  • Routes for the 2023-2024 school year will be assigned in late August. 

    Regular transportation is provided for students residing outside the one-mile walking area of their home school attendance area. Please fill out the Transportation Request Form to request student transportation or to request a change to your current arrangement. If you submitted a form over the summer, the transportation team will contact you in late August.

    For any questions, please contact our transportation team at 360.279.5570.

    Bus Routes & Transportation

  • Based on feedback from staff and families and observation of our transportation services, there will be slight changes to the bell schedules at Oak Harbor Intermediate School and Oak Harbor Elementary School for the upcoming year. We will also be returning to early release Mondays.

    Individual schedules are available in the "Our School" section of each website. A comprehensive schedule is available on the district website under "Resources."

    View Bell Schedules

  • Monthly school menus are available through your school's website on the home page and under resources. Additional information about nutrition and meals is available on the district website under resources.

    Updates to Free & Reduced Lunch Program

    Menus & More


  • Oak Harbor Public Schools is proud to issue one Chromebook for each student in our K-12 programs thanks to the generous and continued support of the community through local levies.  

    Students who are transitioning buildings will return their Chromebook devices yearly as will our Homeconnection and Oak Harbor Virtual Academy Students. All students who are leaving the district will need to return their devices before leaving.  

    Students who will return their Chromebooks at the end of the year:

    • 6th Grade Students (or 5-6)
    • 8th Grade Students
    • 12th Grade Students
    • OHVA
    • HomeConnection

    Please call our Information Services (IS) office at 360.279.5589 with any questions. 

    More Info About Chromebooks

  • All health plans and healthcare provider orders are good for one school year only. If your child needs a health plan or needs to take medication during the school day for the school year 2023-2024 (this includes any prescription, over-the-counter medications, or inhalers used at school, or after-school activities), please download the Parent Information and School Medication Form from the district website. The district's Health & Wellness page also has information regarding inhalers and Epi-Pens at school. Forms may also be picked up at your school’s front office.